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style
Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Marlborough, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Moa Five Hop is a New Zealand take on a traditional English ale. A range of Nelson Hops including Cascade, Pacifica, Motueka, Hallertau and Sauvin give Moa Five Hop a savoury, hoppy nose and creamy, honeyed characters on the palate. A well-balanced companion to any meal.

Tasting Notes
Moa Five Hop Winter Ale utilises pilsner, Vienna, Munich and crystal malts to produce a distinctive mouth feel and flavour. New Zealand grown B Saaz and Hallertau aroma hops are used to produce an ale with an extremely high bitterness. An English ale yeast completes this ‘Brewer’s Beer’. Moa Five Hop is a strong ale fermented at warm temperatures to maximise aromatic and floral aromas. The English ale yeast provides a low apparent attenuation and sweeter finish. Bottle conditioned, Moa Five Hop will age well. Moa Five Hop is best served at approximately 9-11˚C in a tulip glass.

Awards
Gold – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Silver – Australian Intl. Beer Awards
Bronze – Brewing Industry Intl. Awards

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Gluepot (631) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2017
I don’t know how this gets to be an ESB, as noted here, or a winter ale, but I’m likin’ it. A pungent nose features a blended fruitiness , apricot, prune, biscuit malt and brown sugar. The body is a rich caramel colour with a slightly fizzy, short-lived head. The lead taste element is smooth caramel malt followed by slightly rindy citrus and tropical hops, berries, and hints of nuts and apricots. Add a slight boozy warmth and there are some shared characteristics with dark ales from the BrewDogs Abstrakt series. A solid density with a slick mouth feel. Finishes well with a balance of malt, hops, berries and apricot depth.

2.5
alkolas510 (1381) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
Brun/röd klar med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar mycket karamellmalt och lite sött från humlen. Väldigt unken smak med konstig beska. Smakar dålig hembrygd..

3.8
User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste as English IPA. Tin of caramel in background, otherwise pine and zest in aroma. Very good.

4.2
MoaZealand (15) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
An excellent fusion of hops from all over the globe. Very pleasing to the palate and a strong floral aroma.

2.9
Skarecrow (688) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2016
500ml bottle. Sweet aroma with minor hoppy and malty notes. Poured light hazy amber with creamy head. Medium bitterness gives way to hoppy/grassy finish with a touch of wet cardboard. Adequate.

3.2
BVery (10312) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Tap at MOA Singapore. Golden pour, white head. More citrus and yeast, less malt - makes this pretty good.

3.2
Idiosynkrasie (7421) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
500ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Dusty, grassy, unspecific fruity, hoppy aroma, cautious hints of dried apricot, kumquat, mandarine, mouldy blue grapes, mellow caramel malty background. Taste is grassy and citrusy fruity hoppy, caramel malty basis with a touch of toffee, hints of kumquat, mandarine, minimally chalky bitterness. Unbalanced, no harmony between malty basis and hoppy fruitiness. Not every classical style is automatically improved by bounteous hopping.

3
OsuStu (261) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Clear amber color with no head to speak of. Visible effervescence. Aroma of cereals, apples, caramel. Quite malty. Caramel, very mild hops, straw. Light body. Bitter, nearly sour aftertaste.

3.2
DylansDad (638) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma of earthy, sweet spices, nougat, peanut brittle, caramel. Tatse the same quite dry and more spice at the end. Not bad.

3.6
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2016
Poured from tap a dark Amber with medium head. You can feel the spice through and through. Hits you from the start and followed through in the taste. Bitter finish.


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